Walking in the small north Italian town of Vicenza I stepped on a little, quaint footbridge that was shining beautifully in the dark. Different than much older stone bridges across the Bacchiglione this bridge seemed to evoke the music from Keith Jarrett’s 1993 classical album.
I could write about a musical phenomenon that is Keith Jarrett, but it would not be fair as there are many people that are more qualified to speak about him. I could try to give an account of his impressive musical career as a jazz and classical pianist/composer, or of his battle with a chronique debilitating disease that he finally managed to win, or I could tell you about his neurotic perfectionism and his meltdowns on concerts when he lashes out at people for coughing and fidgeting.
None of that would do justice to Keith Jarrett. His work, his music, his ratio vivendi is meant to be evaluated and appreciated with our ears only, preferably with our eyes closed.
I hope you will like the attached tracks from his album Bridge of Light. The pic I took in Vicenza is my tribute to his inimitable musical genius.
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